MEANING: noun: A glossy silk fabric.

ETYMOLOGY: This fabric has nothing to do with a lute string. The word is a corruption of French lustrine, from Italian lustrino, from Latin lustrare (to make bright). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leuk- (light), which also gave us lunar, lunatic, light, lightning, lucid, illuminate, illustrate, translucent, lux, lynx, pellucid, lucubrate, limn, levin, and lea. Earliest documented use: 1661.

LUTESTRINE - the latest contraceptive

LURESTRING - what your well-dressed Siren wears

CUTESTRING - a long line of puppies and kittens and penguin chicks and
panda cubs and the like